Juego? Can I play? a short film


Two siblings visit their cousins. Joey goes to the park with her cousin and discovers a new world filled with friendship, fun and inclusion; while Angelina decides to stay home with her smartphone.

Juego? (Can I play?) is a shortfilm that promotes values such as acceptance, peace, diversity and friendship in a very entertaining way rescuing traditional Mexican and American games.

Dos hermanos van a visitar a sus primos. Joey sale a jugar al parque con su prima y descubre un mundo nuevo de amistad, diversión y aceptación; mientras Angelina prefiere quedarse en casa con su celular.

Juego? Es un cortometraje bilingüe que invita a los niños a jugar y promueve valores de aceptación, paz, diversidad y amistad de una manera muy divertida y rescatando juegos tradicionales mexicanos y americanos.

Jose Ernesto Cervantes

Community Classes at the Incubator


The McAllen Creative Incubator (McA2) is a department of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Convention and Visitors’ Bureau and exists to support and promote the arts within the community. McA2 has been in existence for over a decade and continues to support, promote and develop programs in support of the Cultural Arts.

The goal of the upcoming workshops, is to connect local artists’ portions of the community interested in arts related events, thereby building a stronger  community.


Visit http://www.mcallenlearning.com/ for information and REGISTER TODAY!

Fausto Olguín to Exhibit his Art at the McAllen Creative Incubator



Fausto Olguín magnifies the pictorial exhibition for the second time at the McAllen Creative Arts Incubator. He was born in 1945 and is originally from Mexico City.  A passionate & dedicated professional to the arts since 1970, Olgin, has participated in some workshops with teacher Rufino Tamayo as well as the Master Artist Luis Nishizawa. His works have been in a variety of galleries in Mexico City and its region.

Mr. Fausto, is now a permanent resident of the United States, and is introducing his work to the general public, for their consideration and enjoyment.

This November the Creative Incubator has the honor to exhibit Mr. Olguins art works for the McAllen community and nearby cities.  The Exhibition features a variety of techniques, media and interpretation.

His works will remain on display until the end of December in the Atrium of the McAllen Creative Incubator, located at 601 N Main Street in McAllen, Texas.

The Incubator is open from 9 am to 6 pm daily and admission is free. All art work on display is for sale, for more information about this exhibition, contact the artist Fausto Olguín at 956-569-5706.

The McAllen Creative Incubator welcomes the opportunity to help artist display their art. For more information on how to exhibit at the Incubator Gallery or Atrium contact Laura Robles at 956-687-2787.

Join Us for Art Walk Nov 4th & enjoy the Mex Expo all weekend!


The “Vibrant Heritage” Mexican Artisan Expo will be taking place at the McAllen Creative Incubator located at 601 N. Main St. from November 4-6, 2016. More than 70 artisans from various states in Mexico and Central America will showcase some of the best in clothing, crafts, candies that Mexico is renowned for. All products will be on sale to the public and distributors at great prices.

Some of the hand crafted products that will be showcased are hand crafted Talavera, textiles, oil paintings, silver jewelry, chaquira (beads), decorative candles, candies, moles and more.

Entrance to the Mexican Artisan Expo is free!save-the-date-november-2016

Friday, November 4th from 12:00pm–9:00pm 

Saturday, November 5th from 9:00am–7:00pm
Sunday, November 6th from 10:00am–6:00pm

“Mi Herencia” Art Exhibit by Roel Flores

a-dsc_6410“Mi Herencia” Art Exhibit by Roel Flores

This October, the McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Creative Incubator is proud to offer an exhibition from Mr. Roel Flores.

Mr. Flores has an artistic family, which consists of a brother & nephew, who occasionally exhibit together.  The passion for Art runs deep in the Flores family particularly in Roel Flores who was born in Weslaco, Texas and still resides there. Their combined artwork exhibits have consisted of paintings on canvas, oil & acrylic, with each artist having a different perspective and unique style.

On this occasion, Roel calls this exhibit “Mi Herenica” to go along with heritage month.  Mr. Roel Flores’s, art work reflects an era when, the valley was young, untouched by commercial buildings and he worked in the fields.  Roel is the oldest of five brothers of seasonal migrant worker parents.

Mr. Flores’s accomplishments are many, but he is most proud to have received the National Arts & Humanities Proclamation from President Obama in 2013.

In additional to painting Roel is an accomplished guitarist.

A talented and soft spoken gentleman, Roel has exhibited in many locations, some which include the Weslaco Museum, San Benito, Austin, Houston, Chicago and in 2015 at the McAllen Creative Incubator.

“Mi Herencia” exhibit will be on display during Art Walk on Friday October 7th, and will remain on display for the entire month.

The focus of Incubator Exhibits is to promote awareness of local artists. On a monthly basis the Creative Incubator features talented artists who exhibit and join in for Art walk on the first Friday of every month.  A great variety of talented Artists have joined us from Corpus Christi as well as RGV residents.

AUDITIONS for Colibri Children’s Choir


PRESS RELEASE:  Announcing auditions for colibrí children’s choir

Auditions for the colibrí children’s choir will be held on Saturday, September 17 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the McAllen Creative Incubator (601 N. Main).  No appointment is needed.  For those unable to come at this time, please call 956.307.6074 to arrange an alternate time. The first rehearsal will be Sunday, September 18.

The colibrí children’s choir is a community, auditioned treble choir for students in first through ninth grade. Students are selected on the basis of their aural and vocal potential, their desire to sing, their ability to learn quickly and their willingness to work hard. Children from public, private, parochial, charter, and home schools meet Sunday afternoons for rehearsals and musicianship classes, which are designed to teach music literacy. The choir performs at least two concerts each year and has appeared at McAllen’s Christmas in the Park and Fourth of July celebrations. The choir meets in the Gallery of the McAllen Creative Incubator.

A $20 registration fee is required at the time of audition. For further information including schedules and tuition, please visit www.colibrimusic.org.

Carol J. Brown, director
colibrí music studio and children’s choir
P.O. Box 759
McAllen TX 78505